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06-29-2008, 07:49 PM
17 injured by live amo at open day

From correspondents in Carcassonne, France | June 30, 2008

FOUR people including a child were in a critical condition today after live bullets were used instead of blanks during a French special forces open day, army and regional officials said.

Seventeen people were injured in total.

Fifteen civilians and two soldiers were injured in the incident, of which the details remained unclear, involving a demonstration by members of a marines parachute regiment of hostage liberation exercises, a regional authority, Bernard Lemaire, said.

Four of the 17 were seriously injured, with two described as critical following "incomprehensible'' scenes at the barracks near Carcassone, in the country's south-west.

According to local authorities, five children were among the injured.

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The injured have my sympathy and hope they make a full recovery. That said, let the French army jokes begin!

06-29-2008, 09:38 PM

I thought this was a joke for a minute.

06-29-2008, 09:41 PM
This sounds like no accident. :mad:

06-30-2008, 09:59 AM
Maybe that has been Frances problem all along. They keep using the blanks for war and live ammo for training. :confused:

06-30-2008, 10:47 AM
How could this happen? :mad:

06-30-2008, 02:07 PM
"Oh great! Real bullets!" (Now who can tell me what movie that's from!)

16 Accidentally Wounded by French Military in Shooting Demo
Monday, June 30, 2008

PARIS A military shooting demonstration in southeast France on Sunday left 16 people wounded, including children, when real bullets were used instead of blank ones, officials said....

A Defense Ministry official said the incident occurred during a demonstration of hostage-freeing techniques at the Laperrine military barracks. The official said investigators will look into why real bullets were used.

Well you gotta give them a break, it's the first time the French have used live ammo :D


06-30-2008, 02:22 PM
Whoops, dupe! Sorry guys :)

07-01-2008, 11:03 AM
Who wants to bet that the anti-gun movement tries to use this as an excuse to impose tougher gun control?

07-01-2008, 12:54 PM
It wouldn't be the first slaughter of innocents at Carcassone.